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,000 reduction, we will start a year on the deficit spending. and whether that will be directed during the year, as the people leave when we do not hire people and there are vacancies that remains to be seen. >> okay. >> supervisor weiner? >> i don't think that they will be obligated to do a supplemental and if we think that they are going to need the salary, and we should appropriate it, because what will happen is that in the nine months out or however, they are going to come back and no one is going to remember when and it will look like they want more money and no one did a good job and it was really a board that cut that budget. it is a question if they need the money or not. >> okay, folks, supervisor breed? >> my biggest problem is i just don't understand, i just don't understand what that means. it just does not make any sense to me. and i'm looking at this report, and i have reviewed the report, and i feel like the budget analyst is saying, one thing that i do understand, and the da's office is saying something that i don't understand. and it makes sense in terms of what the projection
we don't have a deficit. we still have a deficit in the budget. this year coming $123 million, and the second year in the budget covering 2014/15 has $256 million deficit. we are not out of woods. but these numbers are better than $500 million and $700 million budget deficits that we used to have a few years ago. our city is doing better. we are concerned about how to fulfill that deficit. but we are also concerned about what is happening to seniors, what is happening to youth. what is happening to families. our open space. our small businesses. our environment. we are all concerned about that as well. of course i must say about our housing authority as well. so we are taking on a lot of responsibility and because we are and because we are very busy doing the work we are. sometimes we need your input to steer us in the right direction for what things you think are important. so we are open to that. and we want to hear from you tonight. enough speeches. let's get on with it. may i have a couple words from supervisor avalos and farrell. >> thank you. thank you mayor lee, and yes
, we have a huge budget deficit out there, we add to that, the deficit, 470 million, does not include deficit of the central subway, the projected deficit of 400 million dollars of the time the construction is done. somewhere we have to give something up. one of the things we are proposing is to eliminate the extension to north beach for the time being. it is not necessary. you have no plans to put something in there. you'll save 70 million dollars and have heard a lot of pleas appear about how that money could be better used. something has to be given up in extending the subway to that area -- it's a beautiful idea long-term, i love it but we have to have priorities here. educating our children, healthcare, the budget officer said that we have a sequestration, 8 million dollars this year, ends in september. i have been told to stop here but we do have to put constraints on how we spend to save the city. thank you. (applause) >> howard wong, native of north beach. i have not been in my alma mater's auditorium for a long time so thank you for holding this year. some great events
to help tremendously reduce our deficit. for the next two decades by $1 trillion, $1 trillion. people came before this legislation and said we have to do this legislation because it's good for the security of this nation and good for the economy. people really didn't know if they were speaking the truth. well, we know now that is absolutely true, that it improves the security, we see what's going to happen with the border, we're going to have 40,000 border patrol agents, and all other methods to make sure that board is secure and the northern border is secure. in addition to that, mr. president, it's going to improve our economy significantly, so i applaud and congratulate those eight senators for that remarkably good work that they have done. mr. president, it was 6:00 a.m. when immigration officials came to take maria espinosa's husband away in handcuffs. she walked out the front door to hand her husband his lunch money and watched as he was loaded into a truck and carted to an immigration detention center. that's a fancy word for a jail. he wasn't a criminal. he works hard, pays his tax
deficit heading into next year. but we're all committed as a budget here to you and everyone in san francisco that we will have an open and transparent process, that we will manage our finances in a very fiscally responsible manner going forward, and that our budget that comes out will reflect the priorities of all people who live here in san francisco. i commit that to you and i look forward to a long process and coming in july having a budget that, again, reflects all of our priorities together. so, thank you for being here today. (applause) >> there are actually a number of other people that i think had signed cards, but i'll make sure that any of the questions and comments that people wrote on the cards are given to kate howard and leo and the budget office so that they're integrated into the budget process. i also want to thank everyone for the very thoughtful comments. also, if anyone has any questions or comments for the budget process, please fill that out in the cards and we'll make sure it gets integrated. for my role on the budget committee as well, i think supervisor far
budget deficits. and in years past they were even worse. now we've come through a lot of that and i'm thankful to all the department heads that are here because they worked very hard to work with me to find all the efficiencies, to make sure we balance that budget. clearly, the members of the board of supervisors and today we're focused on districts 1 and 4, but i want to thank supervisor mar, supervisor tang, and supervisor farrell for providing their leadership at the board because we can only make it work if the mayor and the board work together. but most importantly, we've got to listen carefully to our residents. and i want to begin by saying this has been a pretty intense week for all of us. you know, we all watched together the horrifying events that happened in boston. they don't follow too long from what happened in connecticut. and i just want you to know that i think i watched a lot with you about what transpired and i'm very glad that we're investing in our law enforcement, but we also have to invest in education. we have to invest in a lot of things as we think about ho
of the future program. that is the mess we inherited, as well as a record deficit. but it is this government as the chancellor will announce in a minute that are providing half a million extra school places. >> i don't think he knew the answer to that one, mr. speaker. let's try another one. in october 2011 he said he wanted to bring forward and again i quote from the prime minister, every single infrastructure project that is in the pipeline. so out of 576 projects set out in that plan, how many have been completed? >> let me give him the figures for infrastructure spending. our annual infrastructure investment is 33 billion pounds a year. that is 4 billion more every year than ever achieved under labour. now let me give them the figures for both schemes. we are investing more in major road schemes in each of the first -- >> order. the answer from the prime minister must be heard, and questions to him from whichever side of the house must be heard. it's very clear, very simple. it's called democracy. the prime minister. >> mr. speaker, he asked the question how many of the schemes have been
are not completely over the deficit that we're facing with the next two years so we have to do some decision-making. the other thing that the board of supervisors is doing with as is, the reason why we hold these meetings out here is because we want to do as much preventing of arguing among ourselves about what the priorities are in the city. we do still a little bit of that. it is nice to have the import of the public to guide us so that we have less arguments and more about building consensus of what's important in the city. the other thing that we are doing together is already evidenced, is that we're making sure that job creation reaches everybody in the city so this summer we are going to create together with the departments in the private sector, 6000 paying jobs for our youth. about thatthis is how we invest in our kids and our families, making sure that our city is safe, the economics are sound and then today i also want to listen carefully to what you have to say about how to make the city even more successful for more people. more people want to come and live in the city, b
an economy that rebounded because of volcker killed inflation and the deficits were enormous and they stimulated the economy. but they established a precedent for continuous chronic massive peacetime deficits and put the republican party, the old defender of the treasury gates, into the position, that cheney so in note only expressed, deficits don't matter. that was the beginning of the end. in democracy, if there is not a conservative party that is defending the treasury and taxpayers and fiscal rectitude, you will have a a free lunch competition between tax cutters, the republicans, and spenders, the democrats. >> what do you think? >> i think that is a much too narrow view of the options that we had. again would not have agreed in the sense. he saw the economy in terms of not taxing and spending, but in terms of growth for failure of growth. revolution inn economic policy achieved was the resurgence of growth. growth is the only way out of the kind of episode trap we are in. that there was a failure in the reagan years and in the bush years to contain federal spending. >>
deficits and put the party, the old gates, of the treasury into the position that cheney so ineloquently expressed, deficits don't matter. of that was the beginning the end. if there's not a conservative is defending the reasury, the taxpayers, you're going to have a free lunch competition between tax cultevers, the republicans, and democrats. he >> what do you think? >> i think that's much too options we w of the have. reagan wouldn't have agreed to sense, he saw the economy not in terms of taxing and spending but in terms of growth.r fail your to and what the reagan revolution and economic policy achieved was resurgence of growth, of economic growth. growth, really, is the only way deficit trap d of we're in. with those that there was a failure in the reagan years to in the bush contain federal spending. >> why was it? >> its's difficult to contain federal spending. if it's not tonight priority, it's difficult to make sure that easier to ause it's achieve other important things. >> you're scared to death of the debt? >> scared to death of the debt? i think debt is a big problem. of hea
the last 5 years the medical examiner has afrmgd a deficit in salary costs. the deficit is slightly lower because of the delay between separation and the hiring has loefrd the salary costs. but we're actively recruiting to fill the medical examiners positions and that's the national association of medical. we ask i regret those cuts to maintain a staff. as for the equipment that's open our list we're aware well, i think it was a policy decision before the board the vehicle replacements were part of our budget to replace those 12 years and older. we have to take take into consideration the maintenance and the fuel and economy of the vehicle. we're totally in support of those decisions. thank you and if you have any questions i'm here to answer >> ms. kelly the only conflict between our office and the other office is regarding the medical examiner positions. >> that's correct. >> i see at least in the previous report about a half of year can you talk about the implementation if not funded. >> the implementations is really again we'll lose >> we're going having a instant turnover. where
to the reaganomics is complete we unwarranted. e had the greatest keynesian deficit benchthe first 12 years were really the reagan program. that did have an economy rebounded because of volcker killed inflation and the deficits were enormous and they stimulated the economy. but they established a precedent for continuous chronic massive peacetime deficits and put the republican party, the old defender of the treasury gates, into the position, that cheney so in note only massive -- so in eloquently expressed, deficits don't matter. that was the beginning of the end. in democracy, if there is not a conservative party that is defending the treasury and taxpayers and fiscal rectitude, you will have a a free lunch competition between tax cutters, the republicans, and spenders, the democrats. >> what do you think? >> i think that is a much too we had. again would not have agreed in the sense. have ton would not agree with this in this sense. he saw the economy in terms of not taxing and spending, but in terms of growth for failure of growth. -- or failure of growth. what the reagan revolution in econo
spent a lot of time and energy to develop a deficit reduction plan which involves roughly $1 additional revenue for every dollars on the spending side. under put together simpson-bowles. budgetsident's latest proposal for 2014 looks a lot like the efforts of the simpson- bowles deficit commission. adopted, we would end sequestration and put ourselves on a track to reduce the deficit by another $5 trillion or the next 10 years it's. as a not balance the budget but it is closer to where we need to be. be mindful to us to of sequestration and what it does in terms of your abilities to do your jobs, i want you to know that there is a pretty good plan out there and the president is lined up behind my hope is that before the end of this fiscal year, we can actually do that or something close to that. statement.me to this we still have a huge budget deficits, over $600 billion which is better than $1.40 trillion, but we have a ways to go. don't want to go down for a little while and go back up again. many programs need greater federal assistance. as a result, if we are going to reduce our defi
they will actually -- this legislation will dramatically decrease the deficit. as well as parts of this bill that i was proud to work on around high-skilled immigration, improving on our h-1b program, making sure for high-tech workers, making sure that as we continue to train and educate the world's best and brightest, those ph.d.'s and elect engineering from virginia tech, if that individual happens to be from brazil or czechoslovakia or india, they have a job offer here after they graduate with that ph.d., they ought to stay here in america because unfortunately what happens right now since canada, the u.k. and australia have changed their laws, they don't go home. they simply move across the border to canada and take those high-paying jobs and support jobs with them. this legislation will also make an important stride to make sure that america's dreamers, those young people oftentimes who are brought here without any ability for them to weigh in individually as their parents moved here, who are caught in this limbo at this point, with many jurisdictions including unfortunately my state sometimes
this. bill is going to make the deficit worse. it is exactly the opposite. the congressional budget office has said that if we pass this bill, we'll see $1 trillion, nearly $1 trillion of deficit reduction over 20 years. this congressional budget office tells us that it will increase our gross domestic product by 5.4% over that same period of time. so this bill is a deficit-reduction bill. and those people around here that talk about deficit reduction -- and i'm one of them -- finally have the chance to do it in a thoughtful and measured way, in a useful and constructive way, rather than through a series of mindless across-the-board cuts that we've seen as a consequence of the sequester. so even in washington, d.c.,, $1 trillion is real money, mr. president. and they'that's the reason thatt to pass this imil. another reason we ought to pass this bhil is it creates a visa system that's aligned to the economic needs of america. 45% of fortune 500 companies have been founded by immigrants. nearly one in ten companies in colorado are imgrantings. agriculture is a $40 billion iny in col
it would reduce the deficit over the next ten year, it's also say wages would actually decline for all workers. ben. >> well, of course wages will decline. influx of lower waged workers. historically the purpose of looser immigration laws has been exactly that, to put pressure on wages downward. and that will do that this time, too. but let's remember that a lot of the jobs these guys will be taking are jobs that americans don't want to have in the first place. so it really wouldn't matter what you want to pay. not many harvard chickens will want to pull the lungs out of chickens. so although i imagine that's how they feel about a lot of their professions. but the whole purpose is to lower wages. >> i find it interesting because we've established a society where americans don't have to do those jobs because they can sit at hope and collect checks. that's the alternative. if they didn't have that alternative, they would be out there catfish farms and doing whatever job they could. it's a luxury in this country not to have to work. >> the longer you stay home, the more you get checks. it
government says it we reduce the deficit over the next ten years. it's also saying wages would decline. for all workers. ben? >> and of course they will decline. you will get lower wage workers. historically the purpose of immigration laws has been exactly that to press wages downward. that will do it this time, too. a lot of the jobs they will be taking are jobs that americans don't want to have in the first place. it really wouldn't matter what you plan to pay a person. not many harvard graduates are going to want to some do some of those jobs. the whole purpose is to lower wages. >> charles: i find it interesting. we have established a society where americans don't have to do those jobs because they can sit at home and collect checks. that is the alternative. if they didn't have that alternative they would be out there catfish farms and pulling the lumps out of chickens and doing what whatever job they can do. it's a luxury not to work. >> the longer you stay home the more you get checks. we have seen the numbers on the checks being sent. as far as wages, you have a ton of people to
structural deficit and salaries. historically we have operated with a budget that is less than our actual staffing levels in the department. that's happened for a number of historical reasons, but with working with the mayor's office we have been able to get to the point where we're able to correct that in the budget for the coming two years that's an investment to bring our budgeted levels up to our current levels of existing staffing. it's about a little over $50 million per year that is funded partially through internal reductions, partially through increased revenues and partially through general fund support in our budget, so that won't solve all of our problems going forward by any means, but what it does mean we will not walking into day one of the new fiscal year be starting off with a deficit in the budget so that is a significant positive for the financial stability and management of the department but also for the general fund. other changes, some of which you heard about. we have a significant appropriation in each of the two years for the budget for furniture and fixtures
the trigger. that is the charter states if there say deficit of 100 million or more the city could opt to defer 25% of the allocation to both the school district and to the first five commission. although we did project a deficit of about $129 million for this budget year the mayor opted to fund the entirety of the allocation without pulling the trigger this year, so that is the first time in a number of years, so the children and families commission allocation is 25.7 million. i do want to point out there is a reserve of 6.$6 million from prior funding in addition to this 25.7 million. the first five spending proposal does meet the requirements of the charter in terms of its intended use for preschool and the program reimburses for approximately 3500 children. for the unified school district the cash allocation is $47 million for this budget year. the charter allows a portion of what we call the third third to be provided in either cash or in kind services, so the in kind contribution for the budget year to the schools is just short of $4 million. those are services that are prov
deficits for four years in a row, the biggest in the history of the galaxy, more than twice as high as the bush deficit. congress has been unbelievably loose with money. add on to that the fed buying of bonds and pushing down interest rates. we have had the biggest double stimulus in american history and we are growing at 2.5%. that is not a healthy situation. >> the reason the recession ended and why you see the gradual return to economic stability, the fed was easing monetary policy to do this. what should it have done? >> and fiscal policy. >> suppose there had been a stimulus? suppose the fed had not intervened? where would we be now? >> weeping. >> let it be historical noted, after a financial crisis comparable to what this country went through in 2008-2009, there has been a 20% loss of prosperity. that has not happened in our country. we are an island of prosperity in a sea that is not nearly as prosperous. why? in spite of been bernanke? i don't think so. i'm sure others can make that case. but the fact is, because of policies, because of the economy, the united states has go
of deficit. we have a deficit this year; so many times that is part of the process. we never try to close a position. we also have new testing exams that take a long time for dhr to develop so it is basically timing issue of trying to get all the positions in line and getting them open. at times we have an open req and positions get frozen and we have to go through the whole process all over again. >> supervisor breed: is there not a need for this position? >> yes there is that we have a negotiation with the budget analyst and we clearly see that after two years we would have to let the position go. >> supervisor breed: and -- were you in the process of hiring or trying to fill that particular position? >> that position would be over 100-200 positions, clearly every position is important but some of them take a lot more time to get hired. >> supervisor breed: what are we talking about in terms of timing? >> depends on where it is in the process, we have to open it again and go through the mayor's requisition process and dhr; it could take another 6-8 months. >> supervisor farrell
of trains and equipment. >> our members paid back 100 million because the district says we're in a deficit. there was no deficit. the following year, there was a surplus. >> there's $125 million per year for the next ten years. who do you trust? they lied to us in '09. they're lying to us now. >> if the talks stall, so will trains. riders say all they want is -- >> b.a.r.t. isn't really a city, so i think that's going to be a lot of chaos. >> i need b.a.r.t. i hope it settles. >> other transit agencies like cal train, going to try and help out monday if the strikes do go through, but ap transit is facing a strike of its own. b.a.r.t. encouraging people they're going to have limited bus service during peak commute hours, but that can only serve 2 to 4,000 people each day, so encouraging you to car pool and if you to that, each one of our 33 stations parking lots is open and free for you to use. >> thank you. we're going to get back to our breaking news. we've been following the story at san francisco city hall. gay marriages are resuming now after the stay was lifted just a couple of hours
. and i don't understand how you are approaching the coming fiscal year in a budget deficit when you are starting from the beginning and you are operating at full staffing and what is budgeted at the appropriate steps and the appropriate benefits are to meet the needs of of course, the existing staff. understanding that potentially people retire and find other jobs and there are costs associated with maybe a pay out which from my understanding that has been accounted for. and but i don't understand, i don't understand anything other than that. >> and i appreciate the points that you are raising. the concern that we have is that we are going into a budget that we know that if we have no salary savings, we would be at a deficit, right? i don't believe that that is a good business model. >> so it is salary savings. >> it is 270 would entail that as people leave, that we would not be backfilling certainty, two positions and whether at that time of year that will occur. and the one of the things that we try to do is that we try to perhaps reach an agreement that we met somewhere in the mi
and butter issues. there jobs, the economy, deficits, health care, the kids' schools, etc. and i am not saying these other issues are not important. and to saying, these are way down on a list of priorities. that is the subject of my second book. it is not the subject in this one. perris of political class, and these things with politics, particularly not higher up. >> host: why is that? >> guest: these things are very important to the political class. we have a democratic party that has been described as liberal. they're is a certain element to that. the republicans, for their part, have some religious right. they come in fact, these issues are of deep concern to them. and yet not so much for the average american. there has been a pull for years and years asking about the most important issues facing there public. very few are seen where it gay-rights was one that included toward reform. most appear -- most have no idea what tort reform is. usually -- i mean, especially in an area like this if you tell people, the polls say that americans don't really care all that much about a mar
and regain our sovereignty. this bill reduces our deficit by $890 billion. it is good for our economy. this bill is good for our national securitiment no one can get a green card until the board of security measures are up and running and e verify is up and running and controlling a job in the -- in america. as to the 11 million they will have an earned, hard pathway to citizenship. they need to get in the back of te line before they become a citizen. they can't cut in line. they have to pass two english proficiency exams. i reject the idea of becoming mideastern europe. america is different than mideastern europe. this is a good solution for our national security and for our economy and tough, practical solution to 11 million. and most importantly if we do this bill, amnesty is the status quo. if we do this bill, there will be no third wave of illegal immigration. >> let me ask you about another objection senator lee just mentioned. the idea that this will be a huge 1200-page bill. i heard you complain about that during obamacare. the idea you have this huge bill that nobody has read
aggressive attempt to control the southern border. this bill reduces our deficit by $890 billion. it is good for our economy. this bill is good for our national security. no one can get a grown card until the border security measures are up and running, until e verify is up and running controlling the job in america. as to the 11 million we have an earned pathway to citizenship but they have to get in the back of line before they can become a citizen. they cannot cut in line the this we have to pass two english proficiency. whats. i reject being the middle east for those who cannot be part of america. we are different than the middle east and europe, out of many, one. this is a good solution for our national security and our economy and for the 11 mill but if we do this bill, there will be no third wave of illegal immigration. >>chris: another objection mentioned, the idea this will be a huge,200-page bill, and i heard you complain about that during obamacare, the idea you have this huge bill that no one has resolution and why not take it in more bite-sized pieces. why not in this case? >> w
-term issue with the size of the deficit. melissa: it is that rewarded for long-term thinking so that makes it sound like that is the problem. >> the real problem is they wait until they get to the actual crisis? fortunately the politicians have overreacted. but that didn't happen. it is the same and the problem for the country is in greece everything was fine. >> interest-rate will spike in the currency of the system. because the economy is doing better because of deficit is near 1 billion that is not a good number and is simply we have to get this in balance but just to put it get it 10 year program and hopefully we can press for that. melissa: does the fed get out clean? >> the issue for the government just like the deficit to slow walk out of this expansionary policy. behalf to be careful in they have to do do it cautiously over a period of time. so they have a tough job on their hands but the solution just like the deficit will be a five or seven year plan to smooth it out to get where it was. melissa: he also said the chief energy would fuel manufacturing and a savior to the economy.
the word surplus, because there isn't any. we always have a deficit still because we are doing smarter things. we are trying to make sure that our budget covers two full years. and that is the big challenge. but, because we have done that, guess what? our unemployment rate is down to 6 percent in the city, that is the third lowest in the whole state of california, and we are going down even further. and one of the reasons why we are doing that, is that, right after this, we are going to be joining probably about 1200 kids who are looking for jobs this summer, we are going to help them. kids from the east districts and from all over the city and we are going to give them some training about how to conduct themselves in the interview, how to put together a resume, because, we are working with united way this summer, for the summer jobs plus, we are going to work with every single department in the city, and as many companies in the city to produce 6,000 summer jobs, all paying jobs for kids in san francisco this summer. so this is... [ applause ] >> what we want to do. because this makes
to create horrible deficits and it turns out the nonpartisan congressional budget office said actually, in the first ten yea years, it's going to improve our deficit situation by $190 billion over the -- and over the next 10 years by another $700 billion. almost a trillion dollars over the course of the -- of the next 20 years. then there was another argument which was there isn't border security as part of this legislation. and in the group of eight, we listened very hard to what the border senators, john mccain and jeff flake, two republican senators from arizona had to say about what they believe they needed at the border. we went and visited the border with john mccain and swref flak-- andjeff flake to see what they needed on the arizona border. but there were other senators that weren't satisfied by what we put in that bill and there was an effort that was then led by senator corker from tennessee and senator hoeven to -- to amend this bill. and we supported it. i supported that amendment. in fact, it got 68 votes the other night, something like that. we were missing a couple sena
and irrational cuts by replacing the sequester in its entirety as part of a big and balanced solution to deficits. now, we had a deal. it was called the budget control act. o.m.b. now estimates it cut $1.4 trillion. it's not as if we ignored the deficit. $1.4 trillion. but we didn't get all the way to where the speaker said we needed to be, and therefore we adopted the sequester. which irrationally cuts congressional record -- across-the-board the highest priority and lowest priority. our ranking member on the budget committee, the democrat, chris van hollen, has tried seven times to bring to this exactly slation to modify this policy so we had a rational national security protecting, vulnerable citizens protecting alternative while saving and getting to the same budget deficit reducing number. the same. however, our republican colleagues have refused the opportunity to consider that on this floor. we hear a lot about the speaker saying let the house work its will. seven times, seven times we have asked this house leadership to give us the opportunity to work our will. the best way to achieve th
not have a robust growing economy producing good jobs that pay decent wages, if we don't cut the deficit and long-term debt, our children's future will be bleak. their wages are going to be low and their standard of living diminished. so, forgive me, mr. president, if i'm not warming up to your climate change silliness, when there is so many other pressing problems on the table. that's the memo. now on to the top story tonight with alan shaking his head. reaction from our barack and hard place duo monica crowley and alan colmes. alan, i love being here in new york because i feel the positive vibration. this is part of the president's new energy plan vibration. >> did you actually watch the president's speech. >> i didn't see his speech today but of course i read about it and saw what he said. just in terms of these talking points he forgot tesla motors is actually making money. talking points about solyndra, you forget about all the dozens of companies like so lebanon dra that have made money. 13 year hoop jumping contest before you can become a citizen. >> laura: hoop jumping should be
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